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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tearsheet - Globe and Mail

Tearsheet - Globe and Mail
Full page in Globe and Mail - Globe Life section, Thursday, June 30, 2011. The official count announced on site was 575 people (plus staff) doing yoga on Parliament Hill, a record. (Photo originally taken 19 August 2009)

Here are 2 other pano photos from that day:
Yoga Lululemon Record of 575 People
Yoga Lululemon - Paliament Hill Ottawa

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Copyright Infringement

Yes, it happens frequently. People take copyrighted images from the Internet and use them for their own (commercial) purpose. And yes, it has happened to me several times, and I know it will probably happen again, and again. It's done all the time from individuals to big corporations. Some accept blame while others defer the blame to an intern or an assistant, etc.  When confronted responses range from ignorance of what is or is not copyrightable, and just what is infringement. In my experience I just don't think that the golden rules don't seem to apply online. Pity.

I would advise to just use common sense and ask permission first - say 'please' and 'thank you'. It's free to ask! As a reminder, here is a 2007 post about my number one frequently asked question.  

And if you want to read more about a recent example about the consequences, check out this post by Andy Baio:

In compensation, they were seeking "either statutory damages up to $150,000 for each infringement at the jury's discretion and reasonable attorneys fees or actual damages and all profits attributed to the unlicensed use of his photograph, and $25,000 for Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violations." After seven months of legal wrangling, we reached a settlement. Last September, I paid Maisel a sum of $32,500 and I'm unable to use the artwork again.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Greely Sunset

Greely Sunset
Greely, Ontario - 21 June 2011


my three angels just after lunch today.

Monday, June 20, 2011

the twins

the twins

the twins

Monday, June 13, 2011

Old-Timey Twins

the twins
Kelly & Megan
...really this post was just an excuse to use the phrase old-timey.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wore Down T-Shirt

Wore Down T-Shirt
Warren Dean Fulton sports a Micheal Blouin book promo t-shirt for Blouin's latest book 'Wore Down Trust'. Blouin was the featured reader at the Dusty Owl Reading Series on Sunday 12 June.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Canadian Guitar Quartet

Canadian Guitar Quartet
I know, I know. There are six of them at the moment. ;-)
This was a behind-the-scenes moment at the end of their photoshoot last month at College St-Alexandre in Gatineau. A great bunch of talented guys.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

hugs everybody

hugs everybody

Birdman Stoneman Incantation

Birdman Stoneman Incantation by Jim Larwill
A CD Release Performance
Sasquatch Reading Series
Sunday, June 12, 2011, 2pm
Royal Oak II, 161 Laurier East
Admission Free

Monday, June 06, 2011

Ottawa Engagement Photographer

Just a reminder that anytime of season is a great time to get engaged! Feel free to contact me if you require photos for mom & dad... and yourselves, of course.
Ottawa Engagement Photographer
Ottawa Engagement PhotographerOttawa Engagement Photographer

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Beale's Books

From a recent press release:

Passion for used bookstores turns into campaign to promote literary tourism

A new website called has just gone live. Designed to make life easier for bibliophiles who love to travel, the site was born out of a passion for visiting and hunting through used bookstores. Its main purpose, according to owner Nigel Beale, is to help fellow bibliophiles find and discover bricks and mortar used antiquarian bookstores and interesting literary destinations.
Literary Tourist was launched this week by Beale who recently acquired small publishing firm the Book Hunter Press (BHP) and re-created it as a literary destination website and bookstore directory for book lovers. The new site features a refined database of over 8,000 used bookstores including reviews and information about each store. It also contains expanded listings for literary landmarks, rare book libraries, book fairs, writers festivals and other book-related events and activities.
“I was concerned about the alarming number of used bookstore closures, and saw BHP as an opportunity to help slow the trend” says Beale. “Some may see this as quixotic, but, what’s mid-life for, if not a bit of folly.”
Folly perhaps, but Beale is serious about achieving his goal. “ With Literary Tourist I want to help book people find and enjoy the bookstores, locales and pastimes they love. By pulling all of these destinations together onto one searchable website we hope to make planning trips more convenient and easy for the literary traveler, and in so doing, in a small way, to help pump new blood and energy into literary culture throughout North America, and, if we’re successful, around the globe. is partnering with bookseller marketplace to help promote independent booksellers. "Nigel’s site does a great job of evoking the unique character of the bookshops he showcases. His enthusiasm for great bookstores and the virtues of the printed word make it really exciting to be a part of this project," says Biblio’s vice president Allen Singleton.
Through their partnership both companies seek to increase traffic in physical bookstores, and other literary destinations, and to help keep these vital cultural institutions and landmarks open, alive and well.

“Part of the motivation behind this project,” says Beale, “is purely selfish.” I love searching through old used bookstores; the more shops we can help to keep in business, the more fun I’ll have looking through them for treasure in years to come. He sees championing literary tourism in general as a key to achieving his goal, and is currently developing the criteria with which he plans to designate certain cities and regions ‘Literary Tourist Hotspots. ‘
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For More Information please contact:
Nigel Beale, Owner Literary Tourist, at 613-842-9800 or via email at


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